27-Year-Old Quarterback – Los Angeles Rams
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Despite inking a $12 million per year contract before even playing a down for the Rams, Foles had an awful reign as the starter in St. Louis. He threw 10 interceptions to seven touchdowns in 11 games ...
Nick Foles Contract Information:
Signed a multi-year contract extension with the Rams in August of 2015.
Foles skipped the start of the Rams' OTAs on Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.
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Nick Foles: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Foles signed a lucrative two-year, $24.5 million contract after being traded to the Rams last offseason, but was eventually benched after failing to live up to expectations. Since then, the Rams have not only traded for the No. 1 pick in the draft, where they're expected to select a quarterback, but the team has also offered a first-round tender to Case Keenum and expressed interest in developing third-stringer Sean Mannion. That leaves Foles as a glorified reserve who could garner interest on the trade market, thus making his outlook this season potentially subject to change.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Foles got the nod this past Sunday at Cincinnati in Case Keenum's (concussion) stead, shouldering an unnecessary burden, despite the presence of a standout back in Todd Gurley. Overall, Foles completed 30 of 46 passes for 228 yards, no touchdowns, and three interceptions. Considering the Arizona defense ranks fourth against the run and 10th versus the pass, the Rams may turn to Foles to carry the offense once again.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)This news comes as no surprise after Keenum suffered a blatant head injury during the Rams' final drive last week against Baltimore. Foles, who began the season as the starter, was benched following a loss to the Bears on Nov. 15, but he'll take back the reins and look to improve upon what's been a struggle-filled season. In nine games, Foles has completed just 56.6 percent of his passes while tossing six interceptions compared to only seven touchdowns. Considering St. Louis faces the Bengals in Cincinnati, the Rams' offense figures to be among the least productive fantasy options in Week 12.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Foles is coming off only his second 200-plus yard performance of the season, in which he's completed a miserable 56.6 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns versus six interceptions. While Keenum "boasts" a 2-8 record as a starter, head coach Jeff Fisher hopes that the change will light a spark under an inept offense outside of Todd Gurley.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Following one of the most efficient seasons in NFL history in 2013 (9.12 YPA, 27:2 TD:INT ratio), Foles unsurprisingly regressed last season, though the drop-off was more severe than anticipated. He threw at least one interception in seven of eight games and saw his YPA tumble to 26th in the league, before suffering a season-ending broken collarbone in Week 9. His touchdown percentage was cut in half (4.2 vs. 8.5) and his interception percentage rose more than five times (3.2, 0.6) compared to 2013. The Eagles traded him to the Rams in March, causing his fantasy stock to plummet as he goes from Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense to one that hasn't finished higher than 23rd in total yards since 2006. His primary targets are Kenny Britt, Brian Quick and Jared Cook, a far cry from what he had in Philadelphia. Foles throws a great deep ball with above-average arm strength — 20 completions of 40-plus yards in just 18 starts the last two years — but now he has to prove he can do it without elite deep threats like DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. Tavon Austin, who did not catch a touchdown pass last season, is the only burner in St. Louis. The Rams likely will rely on their defense and ground game, heavily utilizing the promising Tre Mason, and when he's healthy, first-round pick Todd Gurley.
Fans of Chip Kelly had long told tall tales of his supposedly incomparable innovation as a coach, making him sound like something of a touchdown wizard who could take almost any offense and turn it into one of the best in the league. They were pretty much correct. Even Kelly's most ardent supporters couldn't have foreseen the absurd efficiency of the 2013 Philadelphia passing game, particularly on the part of Foles. One year after throwing for 566 yards (6.4 YPA), three touchdowns and three interceptions as a rookie third-round pick, there wasn't much reason to think Foles would do much when he stepped in for an injured Michael Vick in Week 5. Foles couldn't have been much better, though, throwing just two interceptions in 317 attempts and finishing with a with a spectacular touchdown percentage of 8.5. Despite his reputation as a slower quarterback, he even managed to run for 221 yards and three touchdowns. Although his 2013 numbers probably aren't sustainable, they're impressive to the point that it seems safe to expect more elite production in 2014. The loss of lead receiver DeSean Jackson is softened by the return of Jeremy Maclin from injury and the addition of second-round pick Jordan Matthews, both of whom project as better red-zone threats than Jackson was.
Foles will serve as Michael Vick's top backup and is an injury away from seeing starts in coach Chip Kelly's offense.
A third-round pick out of Arizona, Foles will almost certainly make the Philadelphia roster as the team's third quarterback, but he's unlikely to make a push for the top backup role.